Change in price to the CLA default Copyright fee

On Demand copyright

The Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) default copyright fee will be rising from £17.50 to £20.00 on 1 January 2020.

Published date:

The CLA apply a default copyright fee for licensed material that doesn’t have a publisher set fee.  The new default fee will be applied to copies from books and any other items in our catalogue that don’t have a copyright record.

The fee will change as follows:

From 1 January 2020 - default copyright fee will increase from £17.50 to £20.00

There will be a further increase to £22.50 from 1 January 2021.

The fee will automatically be applied when ordering items from the On Demand catalogue.

If you require any further information visit the CLA webpages or please contact our Customer Service Team


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